Vancouver Weather: Rain and wind warnings in effect
VANCOUVER, B.C.: Monday, Nov. 15. Today’s weather continues to be stormy, with rainfall and wind warnings in effect.
Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting up to 180 millimetres of rain for Metro Vancouver, western Fraser Valley, Whistler, Howe Sound and parts of the Sunshine Coast. The warning also forecasts up to 250 millimetres for central and eastern Fraser Valley by Monday afternoon.
The agency warns that rising freezing levels with melting snow could increase flooding.
The heavy rain is expected to continue this morning and ease this afternoon as the system moves inland.
The agency has also posted a wind warning for the region, with gusts of up to 60 km/h this morning, or up to 90 km/h near the water. High winds may cause tree limbs to break and power outages are possible.
Today: Rain at times heavy ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming west 40 gusting to 60 except 70 gusting to 90 near the water this afternoon. High 11 C with temperature falling to 7 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light late this evening except northwest 30 km/h near the water late this evening and overnight. Low plus 5 C.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h except gusting to 50 near the water in the morning. High 9. UV index 1 or low.
Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada